Situated on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the harbor town of Marmaris is an ideal starting point for boat trips, with vessels of all shapes and sizes cruising around these Mediterranean waters. From day trips on luxury catamarans to multi-day excursions aboard traditional sailboats, see below for some options for cruises in Marmaris.
Daylong boat trips departing from Marmaris venture to many different destinations. Some cruise along the coast, stopping at beaches, coves, and swimming spots, such as Phosphorus Cave on Adaköy peninsula or the Dalyan Delta. Other day cruises go to nearby islands, such as Cleopatra Island, Dislice Island, and Kamelya Island, home to ruins of an old Greek Orthodox monastery.
Some day cruises even go as far as Rhodes in Greece, allowing visitors to explore the Greek island independently before returning to Marmaris. Many day cruises include onboard drinks and meals, as well as multiple swimming stops. In some cases, snorkeling and kayaking gear are made available for participants’ use. Vessel options range from high-speed catamarans to semi-submarine boats, which allow passengers to see the underwater world without getting wet.
Multi-day cruises from Marmaris typically last between three and seven days and cover more ground along Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast. Cruises may tour the Gulf of Fethiye or Gulf of Gökova, stopping at hidden beaches, less-visited islands, bays, and harbor villages, as well as more well-known locations, such as Bodrum. Most multi-day cruises take place in small vessels, ensuring an intimate experience and personalized service, and incorporate ample relaxation time. Choose between modern luxury yachts or wooden sailboats (gulets).